The Jazz of Innovation
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The Jazz of Innovation
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Are You Ready To Be More Machine Than Man And/Or Woman?

Are You Ready To Be More Machine Than Man And/Or Woman? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
All the recent advances in robots that grip onto asteroids, walk like dogs, and replace damaged human limbs. Enjoy!
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Top 10 Takeaways: Henry Chesbrough on Open Innovation

Top 10 Takeaways: Henry Chesbrough on Open Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

In a recent WOBI webinar, we hosted a discussion with Dr. Henry Chesbrough of the Program for Open Innovation at Berkeley Haas, as well as speaker at this year’s World Innovation Forum New York 2012, along with Bill Schulz of Walden University. The conversation was focused on open innovation and how companies can begin to incorporate outside ideas/participation/talent, and then develop it to be put back into the market.

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House leaders tie jobs bill to innovation economy

House leaders tie jobs bill to innovation economy | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

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Positioning job creation at the top of his “to-do-list” with just over two months remaining on the legislative calendar, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and top House Democrats outlined a bill Monday afternoon that DeLeo said would allow the state to “directly compete with and outshine many of our closest rivals.”


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Failure IS an Option

Failure IS an Option | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

When you're building a start-up, wrong turns are to be expected--and embraced. Here's how to make the most of them.

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Three Tips for Innovators: Move Nimbly, Open Wisely and Fail Gracefully

Three Tips for Innovators: Move Nimbly, Open Wisely and Fail Gracefully | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Vaitheeswaran is an optimist. Yes, it is true that our current disruptive age is more dangerous and riskier, Vaitheeswaran argues you can find "enormous opportunities for profit--you must move nimbly, open wisely and fail gracefully." This is not just advice for big players. Vaitheeswaran's formula is designed for the little guys, the upstarts, to compete. So what does he mean by "Move Nimbly, Open Wisely and Fail Gracefully"

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Why Top Innovators Make Time to Waste Time

Why Top Innovators Make Time to Waste Time | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The average consumer associates 3M with tape – a product so integral to our daily lives that we barely notice it anymore. But in 1925, as an alternative to the unwieldy, glue-covered sheets of paper it made obsolete, the product was a stroke of genius. In fact, 3M is consistently innovative in an astonishingly diverse array of technologies, from drug delivery to post-it notes to cellphones to nanobots.

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You Cannot Always Invent Your Way to Innovation

People ultimately do not care whether a product or service is better at the tasks it is asked to perform, but whether it more effectively meets their needs. These are not the same thing, and in fact make success far more difficult.

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De la fabrique urbaine au design territorial

De la fabrique urbaine au design territorial | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

La fabrique des territoires, leur organisation, leur gestion et leur développement, s’inscrivent dans un processus général de complexification et d’accélération qui ne permet pas toujours de prendre du recul pour anticiper, construire des stratégies territoriales adaptées et proposer des réponses à la hauteur des enjeux territoriaux et métropolitains.

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5 Lessons For Using Open Innovation To Maximize The Wisdom Of The Crowd

5 Lessons For Using Open Innovation To Maximize The Wisdom Of The Crowd | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Forget the idea of a lone inventor coming up with a genius idea in his garage. The future of innovation is in the crowd, and by using a big group’s best ideas, you can find the best way to solve any problem.

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Collaborative manufacturing : All together now

Collaborative manufacturing : All together now | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

NEW YORK CITY was once the capital of manufacturing in America, with more than 1m people working in the sector in 1950. Today that number has shrunk to a mere 80,000, and they are employed largely by specialist producers in areas such as furnishing, food processing and the cluster that makes up Manhattan’s vibrant garment district. Yet nourished by the city’s entrepreneurial spirit, a new industry is emerging. It might be called social manufacturing.

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In Innovation Today, The Smartest Companies Collaborate With Enemies

In Innovation Today, The Smartest Companies Collaborate With Enemies | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

2012, growth is no longer a matter of market share. In a world dominated by constraint, the brands that grow do so by understanding and meeting more and more needs and producing products and services to meet those needs. Growth is about share of mind and wallet, not simply share of market. It’s no surprise that the world’s most powerful brands can jump categories at will.

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People, networks and innovation

People, networks and innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Innovation is a social process that can only happen when people do this simple thing, amazing and profound that is to connect and to promote sharing of concerns, problems, opportunities and learning.

The reality of our life ends great ideas that not only develop with the passage from one silo to another silo or from room to room.

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Think Twice Before Starting a Company

Think Twice Before Starting a Company | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

I sent a tweet out last week that resulted in some healthy debate:
“three years ago, I was telling everyone I met to start companies. These days, I’m telling everyone to think twice”.


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Webinar (el 30 de mayo): 20 Errores Fatales en Innovación

Webinar (el 30 de mayo): 20 Errores Fatales en Innovación | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

No existen recetas de cocina para innovar, pero si no lo hacemos de una manera correcta, corremos el riesgo de cometer “errores fatales” que pueden matar la innovación.

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High-Tech Wizardry and Entrepreneurial Witchcraft: What Makes Silicon Valley The World Capital of Innovation?

High-Tech Wizardry and Entrepreneurial Witchcraft: What Makes Silicon Valley The World Capital of Innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Every spring, the newest crop of UOttawa eMBA candidates visits Silicon Valley. Over the course of their one week trip, the students are exposed to Valley tech companies (from BIG names to startups), VCs, and schools. They network for projects and assignments – all with a view of gaining insights into what makes Silicon Valley such a special place. Is it something in the water, the air, the food or is it the climate that fuels the innovation DNA so characteristic of Silicon Valley?

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Three Ts of Business Innovation Leadership

Three Ts of Business Innovation Leadership | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Gartner analysts see many CIOs and IT leaders who are frustrated that they are unable to lead technology related innovation in their companies. IT is too often pushed back into a supplicant role. So I’m always on the lookout for examples of people in business who are really breaking through walls of disinterest and cynicism, against the odds – to see how they are doing it.

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Designing Innovation – Can Government Help?

Designing Innovation – Can Government Help? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Can government help companies innovate, or do they tend to get in the way instead?

The answer is that often regulations tend to impede innovation and progress. Other key aspects of a country’s ability to innovate are the relative risk tolerance of its citizenry and whether it is culturally accepted to try and fail at something.

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What It Takes To Innovate

In this keynote, Frederick details the critical points of change that corporations need to address in transforming their culture from laggards to innovative leaders. As enterprise businesses consider what social media and the concept of real-time can do to their brand, Frederick shares the technical secrets of what it takes to scale the challenges technically.

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How to Pick the Right Idea?

How to Pick the Right Idea? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Imagine you have just finished a successful brainstorming session and you're sitting in front of a long list of great ideas. Now what?
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An Expert Perspective on Open Innovation

An Expert Perspective on Open Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, Open Innovation has emerged as a leading business trend that has transformed the way enterprises approach all aspects of product development, from R&D through marketing and branding and even to post-sales support.

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Re-Thinking Government Proposals through Open Innovation

Re-Thinking Government Proposals through Open Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

Fundamentally, would you rather have access to more ideas or less? It’s probably not going out on a limb to say that the vast majority of people would answer, “more please”. Yet the current way in which the U.S. Government asks for ideas via proposals has a stymieing effect on the sheer volume they ultimately receive.

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Future Innovation: Pulz Watch

Future Innovation: Pulz Watch | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

These watches have a very remarkable design.They will show you the time and your heart’s beats per minute as well as your heart rate, which are displayed on the screen exactly like an EKG graph! Just don’t freak out when the battery runs out and it flatlines! The main thing is not to worry and calm down when the battery is working. Then all will be right!

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The Curse of Innovation

The Curse of Innovation | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The Financial Times featured an article last week calling the patent system the curse of innovation. Patents have become weapons of mass destruction in certain industries, most recently in the smartphone category.

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Slovenia- a gateway to innovation?

Slovenia- a gateway to innovation? | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

The premise of the knowledge-driven economy originates back to the 1960s, described as an efficient system of distribution and access to knowledge for increasing the amount of innovative opportunity.

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Test Your Business Model Against These 10 Elements

Test Your Business Model Against These 10 Elements | The Jazz of Innovation | Scoop.it

You can’t succeed in business without an operational model that delivers value to customers at a reasonable price, with an underlying cost that allows you to make a profit. There are no “overrides” – for example, businesses don’t thrive just because they offer the latest technology, or because everyone wants to be “green, or because their goal is to reduce world hunger.

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